7DrumCity coming to 1506 North Capitol Street near Uncle Chips

by Prince Of Petworth February 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm 9 Comments

1506 North Capitol Street, NW via 7DrumCity

A reader reports:

“Just walked down north capitol and I see that 7 Drum City is moving into the space at 1506 North Capitol Street. Excited to see some activity on this side of the block. They are two
doors down from Uncle Chips.”


Their Facebook page says:

“To help the DC music scene thrive, help people live more balanced and fulfilling lives, and provide a clean, comfortable “third place” to learn, rehearse, and grow through music.”

Lots more info on their website:

“Welcome to North Capitol’s music studio
​for drum lessons and rehearsal space!
Our motto: Increase the funk.

Standby for their opening festival on Saturday:

7DrumCity has relocated to the North Capitol neighborhood, and we’re celebrating with an all-day extravaganza featuring the best in local music, art, film, and food. Join us at our brand new location for an inaugural North Cap block party unlike any other!

$20 adv | $25 door
Your festival pass redeems you:

+ 1 food and drink ticket (catered by The Pub & The People, Wicked Bloom DC, Uncle Chip’s Cookies and Big Bear Cafe)

+ all-day access to performances by 23 bands, art displays by 4 visual artists, and film screenings by 5 filmmakers, plus access to purchase their merchandise – see below for full list

+ a chance to jam on some drums – we’ll have a room where you can sign out time on our electronic kits to make some noise!

+ a donation to So Others Might Eat


+ Bands: The JoGo Project / Color Palette / The Split Seconds / allthebestkids / Burnt Seeds / Osiris Device / Ménage À Garage / Jackie and The Treehorns / Shining Blade Theory / Andrew Toy (Drummer) / Bottled Up / The Prahns / Cosmic Romp / Dope Francis / The Anti-Social Collective / Fellowcraft / The Meer / Delta Creeps / District Sky Punch / Josie McQueen / Trajectories / Rex / The Long Knives

+ Art: Kim Sandara / Kri Van Sloun / Deborah Lash / Katie Hartley

+ Film: Lauren Knapp / Katarina Smith / Raquel Zaldivar / Cristina O’Connell / Tia Bell

+ Food: The Pub & The People / Wicked Bloom DC / Uncle Chip’s Cookies / Big Bear Cafe”

  • Ross

    Hmmm, I miss the days when block parties didn’t have a cover charge.

    • Anon

      This isn’t a block party. This is a mini-music festival with 20+ bands, food, and drink. There are plenty of block parties all over the city without a cover charge. Perhaps a sunnier disposition could get you invited to one or two?

    • Hey Ross! Our Grand Opening is different than a lot of our events in that it’s an all-day festival that includes 23 live bands, a gallery of 4 visual artists, and a screening room featuring 5 filmmakers. Food and drink by neighbor restaurants Pub & The People, Wicked Bloom and Uncle Chip’s are included in your pass, and we’re also donating some of the proceeds to So Others Might Eat. We hope you’ll consider coming by, it really will be an unforgettable North Cap party! We do also host a number of free events including potluck jam parties, and if you’d like to stay posted on upcoming events, you can follow us on Facebook (@7DrumCity) or sign up for our newsletter at our website (www.7drumcity.com). You’re also welcome to come by during our open hours for a free tour of the space. Hope that helps!

  • J

    7DC is a fantastic place for local drummers that need a place to practice by themselves or with a band. The staff is friendly, too. I frequented their old location near U St and am glad to see them move into a bigger and better spot.

  • LJ

    And here I was thinking a bar called Rum City was opening in 7D down in Anacostia…

    • Tom

      I was hoping for a wing shop, although those who prefer flats to drums would likely petition to change the name. Or perhaps they would serve only drums, no flats? 7 drums for $7 all day, that’s a decent plate of buffalo wings right there.

  • neighbor

    Random q -but will there actually be a street block that is closed off for this? I’m sure you can’t close off a chunk of North Cap, right?

    • pvjdp

      Nothing will be closed off. All the music is happening inside the building.

    • Isabelle

      Not for this one. All the performances and exhibitions will be taking place indoors (including in the carriage house out back), but we have a backyard deck and patio which will be open for hangs, and the food will be stationed nearby in the garage.


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